Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
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- March 5, 2014
WASHINGTON — Warding off the specter of election-year health insurance cancellations, the Obama administration Wednesday announced a two-year extension for individual policies that don’t meet requirements of the new health care law.
The decision helps defuse a political problem for Democrats in tough re-election battles this fall, especially for senators who in 2010 stood with President Barack Obama and voted to pass his health overhaul.
The extension was part of a major package of regulations that sets ground rules for 2015, the second year of government-subsidized health insurance markets under Obama’s law – and the first year that larger employers will face a requirement to provide coverage. Continue reading →
- February 10, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is giving another delay to business groups concerned about the health care law’s requirement that larger firms cover their workers. The Treasury Department announced Monday that companies with 50 to 99 employees have an additional … Continue reading →